Henschke `Johann's Garden` Grenache Blend 2009 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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The lush, rich and concentrated palate is layered with velvety tannins and has excellent depth and balance with a long finish.

SA - Barossa
South Australia

Expert Reviews

It’s a blend of grenache, mourvedre and shiraz – though I don’t have the exact breakdown of this 2009 release. It’s a wine, though, with plenty of sweet-fruited oomph. Leather, licorice, plum jam and various exotic spices. It’s warm and ripe but not overdone. And it feels soft and cuddly on your tongue. It’s a fine addition to the Johann’s Garden lineage. Rating 92 - Campbell Mattinson, www.winefront.com.au (20/APR/2011)

Barossa vignerons, including Stephen and Prue Henschke, rate 2009 very highly for grenache, the backbone of this delicious blend. Stephen says its from old vines on the foothills of the Light Pass Range where friable red clay and loam over limestone delivers spicy, elegant, structured grenache with gorgeous silky tannins. Thats a realistic assessment of this high-toned, aromatic, silk-smooth blend. Grenache (71 per cent) sets the tone, but mourvedre (20 per cent) adds colour depth, spicy notes and savoury, taut tannins, while shiraz fattens up the mid-palate. Its irresistible now, but should evolve well for five to 10 years.Chris Shanahan, Sunday Canberra Times (29/MAY/2011)

A magic blend of grenache (71 per cent), mourvedre (20 per cent) and shiraz (9 per cent), soft, supple and spicy, layers of plum and berry fruits, savoury characters, lovely oak and silky tannins.Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury (02/APR/2011)

This is a 71:20:9 blend of grenache, mourvedre, and shiraz and has a most inviting, brambly, dusty bouquet. It is velvety on the tongue, with plump sweet berry flavours, some savouriness, just a tad of spice, and terrific length. For sheer joy and ease of drinking (very fine tannins), this is very hard to go past. Rick Allen, North Shore Times (01/APR/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietals

71% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre and 9% Shiraz grapes from selected vineyards growing in the Barossa Valley.


Bright red with purple hues.


Lifted fruit with anise, violets and spice aromas on the nose.


At first on the palate the wine is sweet, lush ,rich and complex with tight refined savoury tannins leading towards a wonderful intense lingering finish.

Cellaring Potential

Excellent vintage, 10+ years

Wine Background

Named as a tribute to the early Barossa Lutheran pioneers, many of whom carried the first name of Johann. Their toil, perseverance and conservatism in hardship has meant that the many generations that followed rejoiced in the riches of their prudent efforts. Barossa growers traditionally referred to their vineyard as their garden. This blend is just one of those blessings. The traditions and culture have survived to this day including the winemaking techniques used in this grenache blend. It is produced from low-yielding, old, gnarled, dry-grown bush and trellised vines from selected vineyards.

SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Grenache Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Henschke is one of the longest established family names in the Barossa and the Australian wine industry. Johann Christian Henschke first planted vines in Keyneton in 1861, producing his first commercial vintage in 1868.

The tradition of quality winemaking has passed down through the generations – today seeing Stephen Henschke and his wife, Prue, as winemaker and viticulturist respectively.

Awarded "International Red Winemaker of the Year" in 1996 at the London Wine Show, Stephen and Prue were in 2006, awarded Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine's "Winemaker of the Year" in recognition of winemaking excellence in both red and white wines. These Awards recognise the consistent and continuing success of this remarkable couple.

Prue has, for the last 18 years, explored and now employs both organic and biodynamic strategies to maximise the potential for the fruit from these unique vineyards to fully express their individual terroirs.

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